Thursday, June 20, 2019

No Ocean Too Wide By Carrie Turansky

Between the years of 1869 to 1939 more than 100,000 poor British children were sent across the ocean to Canada with the promise of a better life. Those who took them in to work as farm laborers or household servants were told they were orphans--but was that the truth?

After the tragic loss of their father, the McAlister family is living at the edge of the poorhouse in London in 1908, leaving their mother to scrape by for her three younger children, while oldest daughter, Laura, works on a large estate more than an hour away. When Edna McAlister falls gravely ill and is hospitalized, twins Katie and Garth and eight-year-old Grace are forced into an orphans' home before Laura is notified about her family's unfortunate turn of events in London. With hundreds of British children sent on ships to Canada, whether truly orphans or not, Laura knows she must act quickly. But finding her siblings and taking care of her family may cost her everything.

Andrew Fraser, a wealthy young British lawyer and heir to the estate where Laura is in service, discovers that this common practice of finding new homes for penniless children might not be all that it seems. Together Laura and Andrew form an unlikely partnership. Will they arrive in time? Will their friendship blossom into something more?

Inspired by true events, this moving novel follows Laura as she seeks to reunite her family and her siblings who, in their darkest hours, must cling to the words from Isaiah: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God".

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Bestselling Inspirational Romance Author Carrie Turansky writes historical and contemporary novels and novellas set in England and the US. She has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Holt Medallion, and the International Digital Award. Readers say her stories are: "Heartwarming and inspiring! I couldn't put it down!" . . . "Touching love story. It captured me from the first page! Rich characters, beautifully written" . . . "My new favorite author!" Visit her website and sign up for her email newsletter at Carrie Follow Carrie on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

My Thoughts...

Historical Fiction fans are going to love this book.
It is written with so much heart and emotion. As with all of Turansky's books it was to short for me. I found my self wanting more and I was left with some unanswered questions. I am told that there will be more to come so this is the first book in the series. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
 Read this 4 Star book, that I recommend and share it with your book loving friends.
 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Great review! My review is coming Monday!

  2. I would love to read this it sounds like a book to take out by the pool.

  3. Thanks for telling about this one. I pre ordered it.

  4. Mary, you sure have had some great books on here lately. Sounds like another good one.

  5. The library has this one coming and I will be the first to read it.

  6. I haven't read any of Carries books yet and I need to remedy that! :-) Such a lovely cover to draw the reader in, too! Thanks for your review, Mary.